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1. Middleton

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-13
Date 13 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County East Yorkshire
Townland Middleton.
OSMapRef SE 125495
Area England
GeneralContext Cross Shaft and part of Cross Head.
Location Church at Middleton.
GeneralContext Stone type: Medium-grained, very pale brown sandstone.
Dimensions 106cm (41.75'') in height.
GeneralDescription Cross Shaft and part of Cross Head, dated to tenth century.
GeneralDescription In the centre of the Cross Head there is a deeply incised circular boss. An interlacing strand fills the arms, part of the left arm is missing.
GeneralDescription There is a flat edge moulding around the only panel on the shaft. Within the panel there is a human figure, facing out. He is wearing conical head gear and has a narrow belt around his waist, from which hangs a horizontal knife in a sheath. His feet point to the right. There are two large pellets above the shoulders. There is an irregular shape filling space between his legs, and an axe to the right. Along the length of the left side there is a spear. On the right, top half, there is a short sword and a round, small, shield with an incised boss. The space above the conical hat is filled by a pellet and a triskele.

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